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2.8 Suggestions for saving power

All of these are applied/can be applied by laptopmode. I added a little note about it, but it's not enough. Some of the values are different from those applied by the default laptopmode config. Redundant/could create issues. UNIVAC 23:00, 24 September 2009 (EDT)

Other tweaks

No explanations with these tweaks? What do these do? Is linking to the source enough or should we describe what we're doing in detail? I'm never too comfortable with "do this" type instructions without a "this is why" explanations.--Multiphrenic 09:05, 27 April 2011 (EDT)

Suggestions for saving power

I'd add a a little script for turning off the wlan-Hardware when not connected at startup...if not turned off, the wlan-Hardware will go on searching for an AP to connect to, although there might be no potential AP at all, thus wasting power. I regularly forgot to disable it when en route, having to save power without any need of my wlan - it may not be too much power to save, but it's also a very simple little script to execute at startup (maybe with a sleep of 60s) to save it:

#!/bin/bash

essid="`iwconfig wlan0 | grep ESSID | awk {'print $4'}`"
	if [ "$essid" == "ESSID:off/any" ] ; then
		sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower off
	fi